Southampton’s Steven Davis and Ryan Bertrand each contributed to World Cup qualifying victories whilst Jan Bednarek made a late appearance on Monday.
Azerbaijan had a glimmer of hope to stay within striking distance of Northern Ireland after defeating San Marino earlier in the day, but goals from Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt confirmed their place as the group’s runners-up behind Germany.
The Three Lions fell behind after just three minutes, but Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford righted the ship for Gareth Southgate and company to stay atop Group F. A win over Slovenia in October would guarantee England’s place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Four Saints could feature for their respective countries, as the September international break wraps up on Tuesday.
Today, Long made headlines for all the right reasons when he surprised 8-year-old Choloe Brennan with tickets to game, as well as inviting her to be a mascot.